US to exit cold-war era nuclear treaty, Russia terms move dangerous


President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States will exit the Cold-War era treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons due to Russian violations, a move an official in Moscow called a dangerous attempt at blackmail.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988, required the elimination of short-range and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles by both countries. "Russia has not, unfortunately, honoured the.....

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